NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF ZIGHTUDDAM QAWI (HYPERTENSION) IN UNANI SYSTEM OF MEDICINEJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.11, No. 02)
Publication Date: 2023-02-09
Authors : Furquan Ameen N. Imtiyazi; Jamal Akhtar;
Page : 673-677
Keywords : Zightuddam Qawi Imtila Ilaj-bil-Ghiza Ilaj-bit-Tadbeer;
In Unani System of Medicine, the concept of Zightuddam Qawi (Hypertension) is described under the heading of Imtila (Congestion of fluid in the body) by many Unani physicians. Hypertension is basically a disease of blood vessels in which vessels have elevated pressure. The possible causes of this disease mentioned in Unani system of medicine are Sue Mizaj Damvi (abnormal sanguineous temperament), Sauda-e-Muhatriqa (burnt melanin) and Mizaj Haar Yabis (hot and dry temperament). In modern medicine, Hypertension is enlisted in the category of lifestyle disorders. The factors which predispose Hypertension include obesity, excessive salt intake, alcohol and smoking etc. In the view of Unani medicine, the non-pharmacological management of Hypertension can be achieved by Ilaj-bil-Ghiza (Dietotherapy) and Ilaj-bit-Tadbeer (Regimenal Therapy). The therapies which can be beneficial in the Hypertension are Fasd (Venesection), Hijamah (Cupping), Riyazat (Exercise), Dalak (Massage) and Hammam (Turkish bath/ Steam bath).
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